Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Policeman John Burns | Middlesboro Police Department, Kentucky Middlesboro Police Department, Kentucky

Policeman

John Burns

Middlesboro Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, February 6, 1904

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Pistol

Offender: Apprehended

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Policeman John Burns was shot and killed in the gallery of the Princess Theater by an ex-convict.

The suspect produced a pistol and opended fire when Policeman Burns threatened to arrest him for vagrancy, killing him and and a innocent bystander. The suspect was apprehended four days later at Mingo Hollow, four miles from the scene of his crime.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 6 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 107th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
February 6, 2011

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2017 Deaths